The Chinese Shar-Pei is a loyal, protective, and confidant dog breed that is not for novice dog owners. It needs an experienced and consistent owner who it can see as its master. It is a guarding dog, so its protective instinct comes naturally. Therefore, to avoid your dog’s unnecessary aggression, training is required.

In this article, I will cover up training method and technique for your Chinese Shar-Pei dog.

When to Start Training Chinese Shar-Pei?

The best time for training you Chinese Shar-Pei is as soon as they get 8 weeks old. It is an age where the puppies are very eager to please their master which makes them obey every command and tricks their master teaches.

At 8 weeks old, teach him basic commands like sit, come, stay. In 12 weeks, potty train them by taking them out first thing in the morning and after they have a meal. Reward every time they come back from potty or pee break.

Continue the basic for a few weeks more and when they reach their adolescence which is in 6 months, start their advance training. More skillful training, socialization, and agility should be taught to your Chinese Shar-Pei dog at this age. Take them out to the park or public places for interaction with different people and dogs.

Where to Train Chinese Shar-Pei?

When the Chinese Shar-Pei is still a puppy learning some basic command and tricks, it should be trained in the house. They get easily distracted, so keep their toys away from them for some time. If it is hard for you to train them at home, you can also take them to the dog training center.

While leash training them, take your dog out on a less crowded street or in the park. For advance training, it is better to take them out as they will learn properly on open space and also will learn socializing.

Chinese Shar-Pei holding newspaper
Chinese Shar-Pei holding newspaper.
Image Source: PDSA

How to Define Task for Chinese Shar-Pei?

Defining tasks for your dog is not as hard as it seems. To teach your dog different commands and tricks, use hand gestures and sometimes body signs too. For example, if you want to teach your Chinese Shar-Pei to sit when asked to, wave your hand down along with the word ‘sit’. Hold a treat in a hand while waving down. he will sit and as soon as he sits, reward your pooch with a treat.

Like the above, do the same for other commands with different gestures. Reward them with treats and vocal praise as soon as they complete a certain task. It will motivate them and are more eager to learn.

Training Process

Chinese Shar-Pei is an intelligent dog breed that catches up with tricks and commands quickly. To train them, you must follow the following process for effective training.

Leadership: Shar-Pei is a stubborn dog if not trained properly. They need a good leader who is consistent, calm, and gentle. If you fail to establish yourself as a leader, your Chinese Shar-Pei will think of itself as one.

Agility: After completing basic training like obedience and other tricks, enroll them in agility. Shar-Pei is active dog breed whose activity requirement can be fulfilled by agility. When they get 6 months old, it is a good time to start agility training.

Agility training for Chinese Shar-Pei.

Positive Reinforcement: A reward-based training is the best training for your Chinese Shar-Pei. It will be more attentive and will learn quickly. Do not reward the bad behavior of them for example, do not reward them if they chase some small animals or dogs. It will only make your dog aggressive when they grow.

Socialization: Socialization is a very important part of training. Since the Chinese Shar-Pei is a guarding dog, there is natural aggressiveness inside him. Therefore, proper socialization from an early age will avoid all of the unnecessary aggression towards other dogs and strangers.

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